Godparent guidance


Professor J.J. Cole, a sociology and psychology professor at Liberty University, is a teacher who uses the classroom as a vehicle for ministry. Born into a Christian home and raised as a Southern Baptist, Cole spent most of her childhood traveling from place to place. Cole’s family was required to …

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Track takes two titles

leap — Sophomore Kyle Wheeler finished third in the long jump. Photo credit: Kyle Milligan

The Liberty University men’s and women’s track and field teams swept the Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championships after three days of competition, April 18-20.

The Flames captured their seventh consecutive and 18th overall conference title. Having won the cross country and […]

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New plans for islands announced

park — Treasure Island as it looked when it held a YMCA camp, circa 1920s. Photo provided

Liberty aims to develop a park for the Lynchburg community on the James River Liberty University has announced plans to construct an athletic park on its abandoned Treasure and Daniel Islands in the James River near downtown Lynchburg. According to Lee Beaumont, Liberty’s vice president for Auxiliary Services, one of …

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World remembers Holocaust horrors

PROGRESS — Many museums, such as this one in Macedonia, help the world learn from a tragedy. Photo credit: Google Images

April 8 commemorated the annual day of remembrance that educates future generations about the tragic events Famous philosopher George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In an effort to never forget, Holocaust Remembrance Day — also known as Yom HaShoah — was …

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The story behind “Sweet Caroline”

“Sweet Caroline” has probably never been played as often as it was last week. Neil Diamond’s 1969 hit has been closely associated with the Red Sox’s home field, Fenway Park — and thus, the city of Boston — since the mid-90s. The song has become as much a fixture at …

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Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ dead at 87

Oct. 13, 1925 - April 8, 2013 Photo credit: Google Images

As the prime minister of our greatest ally, Margaret Thatcher served as the political embodiment of toughness   When I was born in 1993, Margaret Thatcher’s tumultuous three terms as the first female British prime minister had concluded. Her death April 8 made me realize yet again that it was …

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Boston Bombings

Two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, killing three people and injuring 183 others. In the ensuing days, local and state police as well as federal agents began their pursuit of the terrorists responsible for the act. In a press release Thursday, April 18, the FBI revealed photographs …

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Video hits 46 million views

trending — This animal impersonation video skyrocketed Deibert and Sjolinder to YouTube fame. Photo credit: YouTube Screenshot

The pseudonym “MisterEpicMann” may not ring many bells, but perhaps “How Animals Eat Their Food” does. What some people might not know is that the two individuals featured in the viral video are Liberty University students junior Nick Sjolinder and senior Ian Deibert […]

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Students seek job opportunities

PROFESSIONAL —  School of Communication students Heather Riggins and J.D. Mason connect with local businesses in an effort to land potential jobs or internships.  Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

The Career Center hosted a job fair for communication majors Tuesday, April 16, in Williams Stadium Liberty University’s School of Communication and the Career Center hosted a career fair on the third floor of the Williams Stadium Tower, April 16. The 119 students who attended showed great enthusiasm for the …

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